Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Potters for Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief

Dear Friends,

As you know, the recent huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan created massive devastation, and many people have expressed a desire to help. STARworks Ceramics is hosting a special sale of donated ceramic and other artwork to help raise funds for relief efforts beginning with a special Open House on Friday, April 29 ( Fri.), 2011. The sale will continue online until May 20th (Fri.).

Here is how it will work:
Artwork will be photographed and exhibited at STARworks Ceramics supply shop and also online at

On Friday, April 29 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm STARworks will have a special Open House with refreshments for viewing and purchasing the artwork. Guests will be able to go online to select relief organization websites, including the Red Cross, to make donations for the purchase price of the artwork. Purchases may also be made to relief organizations by check made out directly to the relief organization. All proceeds go directly to the relief organization.

You may purchase pieces online by donating the purchase amount via credit card or check to the Red Cross or other organizations providing relief services to Japan. When you provide a copy of the receipt for your donation, you may pick up your piece at STARworks, or for an additional shipping charge, we will ship directly to you.

All the artwork has been donated. No commissions are being paid, and all the hard costs for the event are being provided by STARworks Ceramics.

You can help us in this effort by contributing artwork and helping to promote this event through Twitter, Facebook, your website or just telling your friends.

If you wish to help, please send or drop off your artwork to STARworks Ceramics by April 21st ( Thu. ) with info about your work (title, medium, value etc) and comment/statement to Japan.

Thank you,
Takuro and Hitomi Shibata
STARworks Ceramics
P.O. Box 159
Star, NC 27356
Direct Phone: (910) 428-9007
fax: (910) 428-1001